Sweet charity? : emergency food and the end of entitlement (eBook, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Sweet charity? : emergency food and the end of entitlement Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Sweet charity? : emergency food and the end of entitlement

Author: Janet Poppendieck
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 1999. ©1998
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In this era of eroding commitment to government sponsored welfare programs, voluntarism and private charity have become the popular, optimistic solutions to poverty and hunger. The resurgence of charity has to be a good thing, doesn't it' No, says sociologist Janet Poppendieck, not when stopgap charitable efforts replace consistent public policy, and poverty continues to grow. In Sweet Charity', Poppendieck travels  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Poppendieck, Janet, 1945-
Sweet charity?
New York : Penguin, 1999
(OCoLC)41995233
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Poppendieck
ISBN: 9781440621352 1440621357 9781436263429 1436263425
OCLC Number: 860833677
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Janet Poppendieck.

Abstract:

In this era of eroding commitment to government sponsored welfare programs, voluntarism and private charity have become the popular, optimistic solutions to poverty and hunger. The resurgence of charity has to be a good thing, doesn't it' No, says sociologist Janet Poppendieck, not when stopgap charitable efforts replace consistent public policy, and poverty continues to grow. In Sweet Charity', Poppendieck travels the country to work in soup kitchens and "gleaning" centers, reporting from the frontlines of America's hunger relief programs to assess the effectiveness of these homegrown efforts. We hear from the "clients" who receive meals too small to feed their families; from the enthusiastic volunteers; and from the directors, who wonder if their "successful" programs are in some way perpetuating the problem they are struggling to solve. Hailed as the most significant book on hunger to appear in decades, Sweet Charity' shows how the drive to end poverty has taken a wrong turn with thousands of well-meaning volunteers on board.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.